Dreams from My Father (1995); The Audacity of Hope (2006)
Professor Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Miller Center. He has published twenty-three books, including:
The Elections of 2008 (CQ Press, 2009)
The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776–2007 (with Sidney Milkis, CQ Press, 2007)
How the South Joined the Gambling Nation: The Politics of State Policy Innovation (with John Lyman Mason, LSU Press, 2008), which won the V.O. Key Award for Outstanding Book on Southern Politics.